'''Janelle Monáe Robinson''' (born December 1, 1985),
known professionally as '''Janelle Monáe''' (),
is an American musical recording artist and actress, signed to Bad Boy Records
, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records
. After making a mark with her first unofficial studio album, ''The Audition (album)|The Audition
'', she debuted publicly with a conceptual Extended play|EP
titled ''Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)
'', which peaked at number 115 on the Billboard 200|''Billboard'' 200
in the United States.
In 2010, Monáe released her first full-length studio album, ''The ArchAndroid
'', a concept album
sequel to her first EP; it was released by Bad Boy Records. This album received critical acclaim and garnered a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album|Best Contemporary R&B Album
nomination at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards
. The song "Tightrope (Janelle Monáe...